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Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
people. >>> tonight the world reacts os the death of nelson mandela at the age of 95. >> he is now at peace. >> on our broadcast tonight, remembering the man and his leg si. "nightly news" beginnow. >> announcer: the death of nelson mandela from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. for millions who lived him and the modern country he formed and >>> in the modern country he formed and the light of the world, he was the hope around the world, nelson mandela died at the age of 95. while this news was inevitable, it has still come as a shock to the world a realization a be don of forgiveness is gone. a nobel prisoner turned nobel laurea laureate, for so many years, a giver of peace. late this afternoon after visible activity and worry outside the mandela home, south african president went on live television and broke the news to his country. >> fellow south african, our beloved nelson mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation has died. >> the news was followed by president obama at the white house. >>
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Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
of nelson mandela. >>> nelson mandela, dead at the age of 95. >> doreen gentzler is covering this story for us. doreen? >> jim and pat, we are learning this news in the last 15 minutes or so. this story is still developing, the reaction to it and everything. of course, there is quite a few people in washington, long time friends and supporters of nelson mandela's. as we told you, the current south african president announced mandela died at the age of 95. we have a look at the life and legacy of the leader. >> reporter: nelson mandela was the face of reconciliation and a new beginning for south africa. brian is the human rights attorney in south africa part of the movement prior to his release from prison in 1991. reflected on the role he played once he was released. it was a time celebrated around the world. inside south africa, it was a precarious time. >> immediate contribution was to reach out and speak about reconciliation. >> i cherish the idea of south africa where all south africans are equal. >> far right wing politicians are prodding them. mandela convinced the supporter
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Dec 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
>>> tonight, the world is reacting to the death of nelson mandela. >> he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> millions are gathering to celebrate his life and legacy. >> like a grandfather, you know. he's the father of the nation. >> for my generation, he's a leader we've all looked up to. >> good evening. he was a former boxer who would spend most of his long life fighting for freedom, renouncing violence and fighting for sgrus just. nelson mandela would become one of the world east most iconic figures. >> he was later elected president of south africa. he died today at the age of 95, but his legacy lives on. at howard university dozens gathered for a candle light vigil in his memory. outside of northwest d.c. tonight, people are leaving flowers and talking about his impact. president obama called mandela one of the most influential, a courageous and profoundly good men that ever lived. >> i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison, it gave me a sense of whatans ca they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears. >> to honor
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
as news spreads of nelson mandela's death. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with o this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> this morning we'll take you to south africa and look at the man who spent so much of his life behind bars, yet his words and actions continue to have a profound impact around the world. >>> and in other news, much of the u.s. braces for a major winter storm with snow, ice and plunging temperatures cutting across the country. "early today" starts right now. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. he's being remembered as a man who changed the world. nelson mandela being mourned around the globe today. from a small prison cell, he rallied a nation. his long walk to freedom inspired hope in millions and his humility helped to revolutionize south africa. >> his tire rsless struggle for freedom and the respect of the world. >> his journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. >> we sho
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Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
, he belongs to the ages. >> what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek. >> good evening from washington. in its own way is in a state of mourning tonight. nelson mandela was historic figure, inspiration and role model for africans, south africans, but americans as well in our own troubles racial history and struggle to overcome that mirrored to americans in the life and the struggle and the suffering and then the triumph and the leadership of nelson mandela whose passing at 95 was noted by his successor, south african president, jacob zuma. >> yet, what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek in ourselves. and in him, we saw so much of ourselves. >> reporter: one of those who says he was especially inspired is american president, barack obama, who shared his reaction a few moments ago to the passing of south africa's first black president. >> i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison, gave me a sense of what human beings can do when guided by hopes and
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Dec 6, 2013 4:30am EST
gathering in johannesburg now to honor nelson mandela. molette? >>> yes, eun, good morning. right now in south aftrica the people there are celebrating the life and legacy of nelson mandela. in the streets there near his home, this is a live look from johannesburg. you can see the crowds there singing and at times they're dancing. no tears of sadness from these images. and although mandela's passing is no surprise, we've learned his daughters may have been told of their father's death while attending the premiere of the movie "mandela -- long walk to freedom." south africa's president is expected to lay out a form al schedule in a day or so. mandela's body will lie in state for three days before a funeral is held. and the service could rival that of pope john paul ii in 2005 which drew five kings, six queens, and 70 presidents. there will be a large public memorial service and a period of visitation for vips from around the world. every living american president in good health is expected to attend including mandela's good friend archbishop desmond tutu. that is the latest now from the l
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Dec 7, 2013 6:30pm EST
against apartheid. streets tonight have been a place of celebration for the life of nelson mandela. much more on that in a few moments. >>> but our top story tonight comes from california, where an 85-year-old american man is home after a seven-week ordeal as a prisoner in north korea. the end of a tense standoff came suddenly, the north korean government saying merrill newman, a korean war vet with a heart condition was released for humanitarian reasons. nbc's mike taibbi is in palo alto with more porous. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. the north korean officers say they deported merrill newman, others say he was freed after a detention that never should have happened. the ex-marine for a trip that lasted much longer than it should have is home. it happened quickly without any prior announcement, the flight from pyongyang to beijing, and merrill newman finally able to speak freely >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. >> reporter: and then after a direct flight to san francisco, american soil. >> it's been a great, great homecoming and i'm tired, but ready to be with m
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
about nelson mandela. >> ten minutes to 9:00, three hours ago, a great deal of activity over the past few hours. family members reported here. some reports of a priest arri arriving earlier today. yet, there was so much confusion. two of his daughters are in london tonight at a film premier. the premier, the royal premier of the movie about the life of nelson mandela's long walk to freedom. in the last few minutes, the president of south africa went on television and addressed the nation. it's incredibly late. most people will hear this news when they wake up in the morning. he broke the news and broke the hearts of millions and millions of south africans here. he's the father of the nation. he's the man who made modern south africa and gave 27 years of his life in prison. much of it spent on robin island. he is the icon, he is the man who symbolizes the transition from repression, racial segregation to democracy here. he is more than a father to this nation. he really em bodies the entire spirit of it. so many people here will be reflecting on that life and today reflecting on their
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
way. there's already a winter storm watch in effect for our region. we start with chief meteorologist doug kammerer monitoring it. hi, doug. >> it's going to be a busy weekend. we are dealing with a one-two punch. punch one is coming in the form of rain. >> this is a storm system that is going to impact sus a large air yachlt. >> right now, we are dealing with the rain. storm team 4 showing the rain in northern virginia montgomery county and prince george's county. most of it is on the lighter side. we will continue to see this rain right through the night tonight. the heaviest is still to come. if you are going out tonight, make sure you take your umbrellas. you can see frederick and gaithersburg, leesburg this is all rain and will stay all rain. with the first round, all rain is what we see. back to the west we are seeing snow. this is the colder air moving in. we will not see any of this snow come through the area. it will bring through enough cold air the next system will give us a hit. >> take a look for sunday. the number of counties under a winter storm watch for the possibility of seeing snow, sleet as well as some freezing rain all the way through charles county as well as stafford county. far and wide. some areas will be impacted greater than others. you can see it there, coming into the area starting early sunday morning. it's snow sleet and freezing rain. in a couple minutes, meteorologist doug kammerer will be back to show you where the worst areas are going to be as we go into sunday night in the monday morning rush. doreen? >> all right, we'll see you in a few minutes. thank you. road crews are gearing up for the mess. transportation reporter adam tuss is finding out how crews are working to make the roads clear. adam? >> reporter: there are already preparations under way. tonight, a sloppy ride home as it has weather people have been telling you. a live look here river road in bethesda. a very cold wet, steady rain out here right now. the crews have to wait until the rain clears before they can start pretreating. they want to pretreat ahead of freezing rain. bundling up as the cold weather sets in. edith winter weather coming. she says her best defense is her coat. >> staying dry and warm right? >> sure. >> reporter: road crews preparing for sunday. >> we are definitely feel there's something to the storm. >> reporter: steve with v-dot says the wheels are in motion. >> snow you can treat easier. ice is hard to do and it's most treacherous. sometimes black ice, you can't see it. but we have a -- we are actually mobilizing. we'll be a high level two, between 600 and 700 vehicles or trucks out on the road. >> reporter: the maryland state highway also getting game plans to if you have a holiday shopping list, tomorrow seems to be the day to check it off. it could get busy at the malls. sunday the redskins and ravens have home games. take public transportation if possible. marc trains start running between d.c. and baltimore this weekend. even with the forecast, some say bring on the cold. >> i want a nice long two week vacation of snow snowmageddon. >> reporter: not sure if that's on tap anytime soon but looks like the first real taste of winter precipitation is coming. back here now live along river road in bethesda. once the crews can get a handle on this rain once the rain stops, the road drys up. they will start pretreating. expect to see them out there tomorrow. reporting live in bethesda adam tuss news 4. >> thanks adam. stay with news 4 and the weather team all weekend for the coverage of the winter storm watch. jim? >>> we have learned how the world will pay tribute to nelson mandela. a schedule of formal events to honor the president. he died last night at the age of 95. this sunday will be a day of prayer and reflection. on tuesday, there's a memorial in johannesburg stadium. the antiapartheid leader's body will stay for several days before the burial sunday. shomari stone joins us live from the south african embassy in northwest washington with more on the services planned here. shomari? >> reporter: yes, we have services that start, but i must first point out tonight at 7:00 there's a prayer service here in front of the nelson mandela statue. it's worth mentioning that i don't know how many people are going to show up. this weather is really bad out here. i have seen a couple people come here recently. as far as a lot of folks coming out, due to this weather, i don't know how many people are going to show up. many folks are coming to pay tribute to nelson mandela. >> it's a very sad day. >> reporter: carolyn farmer signs a book at the south african embassy sending condolences to mandela's family. >> i'm sad, but i'm also very honored to have lived at a time when such a great leader was able to with stand a lot of injustice, a lot of cruelty and never turn to hatred. >> reporter: hundreds of people from d.c. maryland and virginia have stopped by to drop off flowers, candles, notes and photos to honor him. he touched their lives with his heroism and some silently reflect how he helped the oppressed and spent 27 years in jail in his fight against apartheid. >> i'm very sad to hear of his passing, however, i'm happy i'm here in d.c. and i can pay tribute. >> reporter: outside the embassy, you can look here and see this large display. it says celebrating the life legacy and values of nelson mandela. vincent gray will push for d.c. public schools to teach of his struggle for justice and peace. >> i want to be able to work to get into the curriculum of our schools, a unit that will focus on nelson mandela. >> reporter: you are looking at a live picture of the makeshift memorial outside the embassy. the secret service did a sweep here around ten minutes ago with a canine to make sure there aren't anything to hurt people who come here to celebrate his life at 7:00. a memorial is being planned at the washington national cathedral for wednesday at 11:00. that will be the official memorial here in the united states so a lot of folks are expected to come into town for that. a lot of people tell me they are going to come here if they can tonight to try and pay tribute to nelson mandela. live on massachusetts avenue i'm shomari stone, news 4. >>> from the south african embassy here to a live picture outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg there are handles burning and many bouquets of flowers placed outside in his honor. visitors are arriving constantly to pay respects even though it's after 1:00 in the morning in south africa. >>> we just learned president obama, mrs. obama president bush and his wife will travel together. local leaders feel a special connection to the legacy. tom sherwood has more on how mandela's work helped shape the people shaping our community today. >> reporter: josh williams for 30 years led the metropolitan labor council. he still gets gidy when he talks about meeting mandela here in 1990. >> i would say it's such an honor to meet you madiba. i didn't say mandela, i said madiba. don't ask me why, it just came out of my mouth. >> reporter: the colorful posters from 1994 when he was an election watcher in south africa. he likes the picture taken with mandela at the cia headquarters because of his fierce support for labor. >> that to me is the picture i will always cherish. he was in the house of labor. >> reporter: d.c. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton has her own memories. she was among four that helped spark demonstrations to bring about reform in south africa and freedom for trade leaders there. she said it was time to celebrate his long and worthy life of making life better for many people. >> there's not a lot to mourn if you consider the life he lived and his gift to the world. we always mourn for the passing of one of the great men of our time. in south africa they are dancing. they are jubilant because they understand their freedom is a straight line from his sacrifice. >> reporter: tom sherwood news 4. >> we hope you'll stay with news 4 and www.nbcwashington.com for continuing coverage of remembering the life of nelson mandela. you can see photos of mandela from throughout his life. >>> rainfalling all day. didn't stop festivities at the christmas tree lighting ceremony. it's an annual tradition going back 91 years. president obama, the first lady and daughters, malia and sasha flipped the switch lighting up this mighty spruce. somewhere in the crowd, through the fog is mark segraves. a little rain didn't stop the crowds from coming out, mark? >> reporter: absolutely not. the wind is making it much worse. when the wind blows, it makes it cold. you can feel the rain. a lot of people have been trickling out. thousands remain. the queen of sole just wrapped up. we are getting ready to hear from train momentarily. a half hour to 40 minutes ago, the first family showed up and flipped the switch. >> we are going start at five. >> yeah let's do five. >> because it's a little wet. we shouldn't start at ten. all right? everybody ready? >> yeah! >> five four three, two, one -- >> whew! ♪ >> reporter: there you have it the 91st lighting of the national christmas tree. this is different than any other previous national christmas tree because it has its own twitter handle the national tree. if you want to tweet it it has a twitter handle. we are about to hear from the rock band train. again, the rain continues to come down. in about ten minutes or so president obama will address the crowd. you'll want to stay with us. news 4 is going to carry it live. that's a scene from the ellipse, mark segraves, news 4. >> we'll keep it there, thank you. >>> positive signs for our economy tonight. the country's job market is getting stronger. the nation's unemployment fell to 7% in november. the lowest level we have seen in five years. analysts say it's because of a surprising boost in payrolls. employers added 203,000 jobs last month. it's about 20,000 more jobs than analysts were expecting. the economy added jobs for four straight months. >> that news sent the stock market soaring today. the dow closing 198 points higher, over the 16,000 mark. there were concerns it fed would take action on bond purchases which kept interest rates low and supported the stock market. >>> the d.c. police chief faced the media with several officers under investigation. what we learned about an officer accused of taking nude pictures of a 15-year-old girl. >>> two men wanted for a home invasion. >> reporter: consultants told the gaming commission they need to go with mgm. part of the reason location location location. i'll explain and hear what the competitors have to say, coming up on news 4 at 6:00. ♪ and all the fun we had last year ♪ ♪ preetty lights on the trees ♪ ♪ i'm >>> there's a lead in the search for a gunman holding up a woman inside their home. they just released the security camera video of the two men they call suspects. they forced their way in in bethesda. they stole stuff inside and then took the families cadillac escalade. the family was not physically hurt. >>> back live to the ellipse, the president has just been introduced by the interior secretary. let's hear from him now. >> not only for us but the generations to follow. please join me in welcoming, the 44th president of the united states barack obama. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> merry christmas, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] this show is always a great way to get in the holiday spirit. every year i rehearse my own little act just in case but it seems like yet again, they couldn't find space to squeeze me into the program. you are lucky i'm not singing. first of all -- first of all, let me thank secretary jewel and welcome her to her first christmas tree lighting. she is doing a great job for our national parks. she used to run one of america's biggest outdoor recreation companies, now she's in charge of protecting the great outdoors for all of us. we want to thank the park foundation and park service team for helping to put this beautiful production together. let's also give it up for jane lynch and all the great performers who are doing an incredible job putting us in a festive mood tonight. and to all americans who are here today and watching at home we are so glad to be part of this wonderful holiday tradition. for 91 years, the national christmas tree has stood as a beacon of light and a promise during the holiday season. during times of peace and prosperity challenge and change americans have gathered around the national tree to kick off the holiday season and give thanks for everything that makes this time of year magical. spending time with friends and family and spreading tidings of peace and good will here and around the world. this year we give a special measure of gratitude for nelson mandela, a man who championed that generosity of spirit. in his life he blessed us with tremendous grace and unbelievable courage. we are all privileged to live in a world touched by his goodness. each christmas, we celebrate the birth of a child who came into the world with only a stable's roof to shelter him. but through a life of humility and the ultimate sacrifice, the life guided by faith and kindness toward others christ assumed a mighty voice teaching us lessons of compassion and charity that lasted nor than two millenniums. he ministered to the poor. he embraced the outcast. he healed the sick. and in him, we see a living example of scripture that we ought to love others not only through words, but through our deeds. it's a message both timeless and universal. no matter what god you pray to or if you pray to none at all, we all have a responsibility to ourselves and to each other to make a difference that is real and lasting. we are our brother's keeper we are our sister's keeper. on this season of generosity let's reach out to those who need help the most in this season of reflection. let's make sure that our incredibly brave service members and their families know how much we appreciate their sacrifice and their several military families and servicemen and women here tonight, we are grateful to you for all that you do. in this season of hope let us come together as one people one family to ensure that we are doing everything we can to keep america, the land of endless opportunity and boundless optimism for which we are thankful. on behalf of malia, sasha, marian, the first lady michelle, plus bo and sunny, i want to wish everybody a merry christmas and a joyful holiday season. god bless you, god bless the troops. god bless the united states of america. >> takes a lot of character to be out there tonight. it is rainy, it's cold. doug that could be you. we needed you here in the news room because of the approaching really bad weather. >> i have been down there the last three years.watching the storm make its way in here we knew we had a lot of rain. temperatures have stayed up. it's been the good news from this. we are looking at the live shot. it looks nice. we continue to see the rain. most has been on the lighter side. just seeing the moderate rain move in across the district toward the festivities inside the beltway. loudoun county gaithersburg frederick county charlestown, we are seeing some of that heavier rain come down. we'll continue to see the rain come down all night long. along through early tomorrow morning, i think it will end around 6:00 7:00 tomorrow morning for most of us. we have all this moisture to go. notice the snow to the west. we will not be dealing with that. temperatures will cool but no problems with rain or rather snow or ice tonight. look at the temperatures well above freezing. that's why. 43 in manassas and washington. winchester, 39. that's the cold spot. overnight, temperatures go down close to freezing. by that time the rain moves out of here. there's the rain coming through. early tomorrow morning, it's gone. by 9:00 a.m. everybody is dealing with chilly and breezy conditions. still rain along portions of the eastern shore and maybe southern maryland. that's it. 5:00 tomorrow afternoon, we are fine. tomorrow is going to be a good day. it's going to be chilly and breezy bundle up. we will not see rain snow or ice tomorrow. it's all coming sunday starting around 10:00 or 11:00 as snow coming across the area. some locations could pick up accumulating snow out of this. itis not the snow we are worried about, it is the ice. ice is a bigger deal than snow. i want to show you southern maryland. calvert county st. marys and charles, it's mostly a rain event for you. i'm not worried about the roads. west of i-95 montgomery prince william, fauquier culpeper anyone by i-81 or the blue ridge, ice is a threat here. what i mean is i think we'll see upwards of a quarter inch of ice and could see downed trees, branches and power lines. be prepared for power to go ouchltout. winter storm warning in effect two to four inches of snow and ice. this is not just snow it's ice, too. a little less around that area. still, a big problem. four day forecast 43 degrees on saturday down to 33 on sunday. sunday is the day it all happens. still rain on monday with a high of 45. early monday could be a bit of a problem. if you are traveling early on monday we'll talk about that coming up but we could have some delays. maybe school closures during the morning on monday morning well to the west. tune into nbc 4 at 4:00 a.m. a little bit in the way of snow on tuesday. nothing to worry about here. this is much less. look at all the cold numbers. high temperatures only in the 30s. next wednesday, thursday and on friday. we will see some very cold conditions as we head toward next week. as you know you can stay ahead of the storm all weekend long. we will continue to give you the latest on our weather app. you can download that on google play and itunes as well. make sure you stay with us this weekend. sunday could be a problematic day for sure. >> we will stay tuned. >> we'll be here. >> back live to the ellipse. a live performance from mariah carey. ♪ what more can i do ♪ ♪ baby all i have a 401k retirement plan. i started part-time, now i'm a manager. my employer matches my charitable giving. really. i get bonuses even working part-time. where i work, over 400 people are promoted every day. healthcare starting under $40 a month. i got education benefits. i work at walmart. i'm a pharmacist. sales associate. i manage produce. i work in logistics. there's more to walmart than you think. vo: opportunity. that's the real walmart. >>> we are hearing new reaction tonight from a hearing that will help determine where a casino will go up in prince george's county. mgm did well with the analysts reviewing the location. competitors say the consultants are looking at it wrong. tracee wilkins explains. >> reporter: mgms proposed location set it apart from competitors. >> mgm has a better location. it is three to four minutes closer to almost everybody in the marketplace. >> reporter: today, they told the video lottery commission most gamblers will come from virginia and d.c. the location at the corner of the beltway and 295 outways the advantage of parx offering a larger casino. >> they are starting with the premise three to four minutes matters. it doesn't. >> reporter: he wants his casino off indian head highway. penn gaming spokesmen agree driving a few minutes from the beltway shouldn't mean less money from the state. >> the commissioner's question was interesting, if there's only one choice what difference does three minutes matter? >> reporter: they project mgm to have higher revenue at $713 million a year. penn national expected to make $560 million a year and parx $682 million. >> we think it reflects the same thing we have been saying all along. we are the best company with the best proposal. >> one of the consultants rated us as a better facility. the other said we are as good as mgm. i don't understand how you conclude we won't do as much revenue. >> reporter: if they get it this is the sight it's going to go. you can see all the highway access the analysts liked about the site. this is not the end. the final vote from the gaming commission is going to come at the end of the month. at national harbor, i'm tracee wilkins, news 4. >>> nasty weather out there right now. it's going to get worse. we have a winter storm watch in effect. >> that's right. if we thought today was nasty, just wait huh, doug? >> that's right. it is going to get nastier for the next couple days. you saw storm team 4 radar. we'll show it again. this is the rain and the snow to the west. that area of snow will not make its way our way. we are going to be fine. it's the rain. if you are going out and about, take your umbrella. you will need it as you make your way out, no matter what you are doing tonight. early, early tomorrow morning, heads up. we are going to see the storm system makes its way through here. we are going to see potential for ice. this is monday morning. this is why i think we could have delays monday morning around frederick county maryland and virginia. through the panhandle of west virginia and d.c. will be okay monday morning. sunday a different issue. monday heading back to work and kids going to school we could see delays. you want to make sure you tune in for that. i'll update you on who i think sees the most snow and ice. that coming up in 15 minutes. >>> doug thank you. they are wrapping up the snow down there on the ellipse. the president has been dancing on the stage. the first lady and first family malia and sasha. we saw mariah carey a short time ago singing. now shaking hands with the elves. you know it's over then. >> there's quite a dancing elf there on the right. >> wow. he's got some moves. >> they have a lot of energy for people standing out in the rain for a couple hours now. >> what a show it has been. >> so the holidays are here. tonight, d.c. police chief cathy lanier calls the scandals rocking the department devastating. one officer charged with child investigation in a prostitution case. pat collins has new details on both cases and new reaction from the chief. >> reporter: two seventh district police officers one charged with taking naked pictures of a 15-year-old girl while he was on duty. another cop has his apartment searched after a 16-year-old girl says he tried to get her involved in prostitution. two cops two cases, hurtful to the image and confidence of the d.c. police department. >> so many police officers come to work every day and put their life on the line for absolute strangers and never give it a second thought. one action like this tarnishes all of us. it's devastating for all of us. >> reporter: the stanton road apartment case. according to documents a 16-year-old girl said a cop here took naked photos of her, gave her the prostitution anymore nak juicy and arranged for her to engage in sexual acts. the cop who lives in this apartment has not been charged. investigators are trying to verify the teenagers story. this is what neighbors are saying. have you ever seen the young girls coming and going from that apartment there? >> sometimes. >> reporter: were you suspicious? >> he said it was nieces. >> hey, listen go to the police. i was like whoa the police are the one that is hurt the kids. >> reporter: now to district court and police officer mark washington. he's charged with taking pictures of that 15-year-old girl and on his camera the prosecutors say they found naked pictures of at least two other individuals who appear to be minors. in court today, the judge said officer washington could if he puts his house up for collateral if he stays in the house, 24/7. pat collins, news 4. >>> tonight, we learned of two more young women saying they were raped inside the wilson aquatic center in d.c. the alleged victims are teenagers who say two men took them to the pool and assaulted them back on november 9th. one of the men being investigated works at the aquatic center and is accused in another sex assault in a pool locker room. we are still waiting to hear back from d.c.s parks and rec department on whether the suspect still works at the swimming pool. >>> st stabbing of creigh deeds prompted major changes in the department of behavioral health and services. he was stabbed by his son austin last month. his son killed himself a day after being released from custody. mental health officers say they will introduce procedures to make sure hospital beds are available for those who pose a danger to themselves and others. it will go into effect january 13th. >>> president obama will join world leaders in south africa next week to pay tribute to nelson mandela. there's been a tremendous outpouring of apexfollowing the accident accident affection for a man. >> reporter: the memory of nelson mandela is burning brightly. south africans are starting ten days of good-byes. americans are feeling the loss. >> from ohio and here at this time is overwhelming. >> reporter: at the embassy in washington hundreds are coming to pay their respects. >> i'm not sure obama would be president without mandela. >> everybody has united today. >> reporter: uniting his nation after apartheid was his mission. when he brought his white jailers to his presidential inauguration in 1994 colin powell was there. >> he said let's reach out and show love and reconciliation. he kind of reminds me in the experience of the united states he's our washington and our lincoln and martin luther king all rolled in one. >> hillary clinton was at the inauguration struck by how mandela managed two lives at once. >> a lawyer and a freedom fighter. a prisoner and a leader. a man of anger and of forgiv >> there was no contradiction in what he stood for. >> the idea that every single human ought to be free and oppression can end and justice prevail. >> reporter: the white house announced president obama will go to south africa joining world leaders and south africans for the funeral of nelson mandela. >> there's a major memorial at the national cathedral for this foreign leader held in high esteem for many americans. i'm steve handelsman news 4. >>> we are getting word reverend >>> brand-new reaction coming in from one of the most well known figures in capetown on the day of mandela's release from prison. pat lawson muse has it. >> jesse jackson just wrapped up a press conference. back in 1990 he was speaking at a church service outside capetown shortly before mandela was released. tonight, jackson is praising mandela's non-violence stance in fighting racism. >> and he is delighted in some sense. he said to me trs ago that he was captured. he would have rather been captured 27 years than have on his hands people from a hospital and school. he could not reconcile with his son shens. that was the soul of the man. >> a delegation from his rain bow push coalition. we just learned that in new york city tonight, the lights on the empire state building will shine in the colors of the south african flag in honor of nelson mandela. jim? doreen? >> thank you. >>> virginia tech has a >>> virginia state police launched a new app today aimed at smartphone users in the commonwealth. see something, say something. you can send police pictures or video of suspicious situations. police chose potomac mills mall to debut the new tool. some worry about privacy issues. >> luxury of being anonymous is slightly taken away from you because they now have your cell phone number and your information. >> no archiving of tips or maintaining a collection data base. >> the app can be downloaded for free. the quickest way to reach them is by dialling 911 or pound 77 especially if it's an emergency. >>> virginia tech has a new president. he's been president of the university for almost 14 years. in june he announced his resignation and agreed to stay until the board found a replacement. sands was the executive vice president and provost at purdue university before accepting the position in virginia. >>> straight ahead, a jogger gets hit by a deer. >>> doug tell us about the snow and ice coming our way. >> it's coming up on sunday. right now, it's just the rain. miserable night. >>> two loudoun county women are out of the hospital after an accident involving a deer. what's unusual is one of the women was jogging when the deer hit her. julie carey went to ashburn to find out how it happened. >> it's insane. >> it's odd. was she okay. >> horrible. >> reporter: reactions of surprise as we told ashburn residents of the accident near the ramp to the greenway. investigators say it happened this way, a woman was driving on claiborne parkway when she hit a deer, it slammed into the side of a jogger coming down the path. the deer took off. both the women, the driver and the runner had to be taken to the hospital. this man who lives near the scene spotted the accident on his way home. >> it looked like a one-car crash. >> reporter: today, something caught his eye outside the fence. >> this morning, i noticed big vultures flig around and there's a dead deer that i guess was hit. >> reporter: he thought the accident and dead deer might be connected, but never imagined a jogger was injured by the airborne deer. >> it's an anomaly. you don't hear about a deer striking somebody. it got knocked off the path and hit the jogger. it was a surprise. >> reporter: the 71-year-old driver and 27-year-old jogger were treated for injuries and released from the hospital. most drivers say they are already on high alert for deer because there are so many collisions. now, they may keep an eye out when they are on foot. >> i might look out for deer next time i'm jogging. >> in ashburn, virginia julie carey, news 4. >> i bet the deer are looking for warm dry spots to hide out for a few days. >> it's going to be tough. it is. tonight, we are dealing with the rain and the cooler numbers coming in. over the next couple days, the snow and the ice. the ice is what i want everybody to focus on. the snow will be pretty when it starts but it's not going to last long. it will quickly change to sleet and freezing rain. it would pose huge problems sunday. 46 degrees with the rain coming down. wind out of the north at 17 miles an hour. 62 earlier this morning. we talked about a mild morning and a cooler afternoon. that's exactly what we are dealing with now. windchills down into the 30s. they continue to fall. look at the rain. most of it to the north of 66 and 50. if you live toward southern maryland, drizzle. the heavier rain to the west it continues to move in. you can see it along the beltway and 270 making for a slow go. it will be slow. if you are going out, make sure you have the umbrellas. you will need them tonight. this system will slide down across the region. as it does the colder air moves in. it will not change the snow in our area. the snow to the west stays to the west. sunday we have a chance to see snow. we are not talking much. a dusting to an inch along i-95. to the west winchester and leesburg frederick and northern montgomery county one to two inches. some locations possibly more. the snow is not the big deal. it will be the ice. this is the area we expect the ice. not southern maryland or the district, western montgomery prince william, all to the west. snow to ice, ice accumulating a tenth of an inch. some spots a half inch. icy roadways and branches that come down and power outages. we could be without power. that. the next couple days we are staying cold. more chances of rain on monday. another chance of snow tuesday. not much here. don't errorworry about that. next week it's just cold. >> thank you, doug. jason pugh what's coming up in sports. >> the wizards top draft post. the relationship between coordinator and quarterback brought into question. the answer >>> well it's already started, jason, the first coach out the door. >> it's an unfortunate situation, but we see it all the time. our coach is still here shanahan is still here. the nfl, we know is a brutal business. what have you done for me lately? the houston texans felt their head coach hadn't done enough. after eight seasons, kubiak was fired. a loss to the jaguars sealed his fate. they dropped their 11th straight ball game. they had super bowl aspirations going into the season. they now have the worst record in the nfl, they are 2-1 in eight seasons. kubiak made playoffs twice in his career. as for the redskins a lot is made of the relationship between rg iii and his head coach and his offensive. the offense ranks 19th in points per game. last year the fourth best offense in the lead. some believe it's because kyle and rg iii are on the same page. >> when you don't win games, people say this is why or that's why. that comes with the territory. the only thing i can worry about or do about it is because it's someone else's perception not make it my reality. i know what happens. i know my relationship with robert. we go to work every day, we are competitive. when he does good i feel i do good. when he does bad, i have responsibility. >> it's being blown out of proportion. the media wants to talk about something. you know we just don't pay attention to it. we keep going and know what we have to do. if we were winning games, it would be a different story. we know what we are here for. >> the redskins host kansas city on sunday. the team is trying to snap the four-game losing streak. believe it or not, the media, we want to see the team do well. it's better to cover a good team opposed to a bad team. i'm not responsible. don't blame it on us. in basketball the wizards are .500. they are a .500 team. they are 9-9. tonight, they take on milwaukee. if they win, they are over .500 for the first time since 2007. something else we will see for the first time the wizards top draft pick has not played at all this season. tonight, he's listed as active for the wizards. verizon center is a familiar place for him. wizards take on the bucs. tip off for that is in a few minutes. >>> baseball news nate m mcclouth. elsewhere, the 2014 world cup groupings were announced. it's a difficult draw for the americans were drawn in group "g" that features ghana, portugal and germany. the last time they were bounced in the world cup, it was at the hands of ghana and germany. ghana eliminated them in 2006 and 2010. class participation on this. best way to propose to your girlfriend a, dress up like a mascot b, over the jumbo tron or c, none of the above. >> c. >> you are all wrong. game last night against the heat dressed up like the bulls mascot popped out and proposed to his girlfriend. she's a cheerleader, by the way. the better question how do you get a girl like that. >> seriously. how does that happen? how does that happen? >> isn't it totally -- >> she said yes. >> that is totally against the rules. a person to come out of the mascot costume. my goodness. >> jason, we'll talk after the show. >> "nightly news" is heading your way next. >> see you at 11:00 with the sights and sounds of the national christmas tree lighting. >> merry christmas to all and to all a good night. ♪ may all your christmases >>> on our broadcast tonight, man of the world. tonight they are celebrating nelson mandela in the streets of south africa and across the globe. special coverage tonight including our conversation with former president clinton. >>> also this evening, the dangerous storm heading across a huge portion of the country. tens of millions of americans in its path and another right behind it. >>> great expectations. after a surge in jobs unemployment drops to its lowest level in five years. a work in progress, but can it be sustained? >>> once in a lifetime. mandela's visit to our country. those who were there reflect on
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>>> people celebrating the life of nelson mandela. the show of emotion on the streets of south africa is among the out pouring of reaction a day after the leader's death. we now learn about funeral services that will get the world's attention for days to come. the other big story is the weather. expect rain and falling temperatures. you see all the green on the storm team 4 radar this weekend. it could be ice and snow. good morning, everyone. welcome to news 4 midday. it's friday, december 6th, 2o 13. just this morning we learn when nelson mandela will be laid to rest. we begin coverage at the live desk. >> the state funeral will be sunday december 15th. we have live pictures from johansburg outside where mandela lived. it is 6:00 in the evening there ago when mandela died, people have been gathering from outside his home singing and praying and leaving flowers and talking about what he means to the country. we got the details on how the week will move forward in terms of celebrating mandela's life. on this coming sunday, it is a national day of prayer and remembrance in south africa scheduled for the 8th. the memorial service, a large memorial service will be held on december 10th. this will happen at the world cup soccer stadium in johansburg. he will lie in state at the official building there in south africa and again the official state funeral is scheduled for sunday the 15th in mandela's home village where he will be buried. he made it clear that that is where he wanted to be buried. that's the details at this point on the funeral we should mention that the ambassador here in washington holding a news conference where he will announce what activities will happen here in the united states and around the country. that's the latest from the live desk. back to you. >> thank you, aaron. leaders from around the world are offering condolences to the mandela family and south africa. here are a few of them. >> it is extremely sad and tragic news. we are reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> he lived in the simple principal of fighting discrimination and extraordinary struggle of all those years in prison. >> he laid the ground for an orderly political process. >> we lot of one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with here on this earth. >> we're honor the memory of nelson mandela here in d.c. you can leave tributes in front of the south african embassy. people have placed flowers at the base of the statue there. richard jordan can tell us about the people who are coming out today. >> visitors can go in the em bass tow sign a condolence book and leave a message until 4:00 today. at any time anyone can stop here in front of the embassy to the growing memorial. it was not the large crowd had that was initially expected because of the rainy weather, but people are expected to come through later today. >> the towering statue at the story of a memorial. many people drive past it. today it was difficult to keep going. >> i had to stope. i couldn't keep going without paying respects to a man who is such a great leader. >> earlier construction at the embassy kept mourners back. the small section of the chain link fence was taken out to allow visitors to leave flowers and candles. they are coordinating the memorials. he recalled leaving mandela when the two were jail and he never imagined his time behind bars would lead to the greatest moments of his life. >> one of the most cherished moments that for me ensures however long i spent in prison, i would not exchange it for ten years of freedom. >> the south african embassy plans to celebrate mandela's where protesters once demanded his release from prison attribute his legacy. >> he came out of prison better, not bitter. that's almost unhuman to me. >> the ambassador said the public mourning shows his impact in the u.s. >> i was fortunate yesterday that nelson mandela phoned me ahead of time to tell me that he passed and she did that out of respect of the united states of america. >> i think the world lot of a great human. >> the ambassador said there will be a vigil in front of the embassy every night until tuesday night. they are trying to make arrangements to see about a larger memorial that would happen later in the week. the announcement with all those details on expected to be released at the news conference at 1:30. live in northwest washington, news 4. >> howard universal is rescheduling the remembrance celebration supposed to take place at noon. the school is rescheduling it for next week to organize a bigger tribute. you can see this on mandela the next time you are on the campus that chronicles his and accomplishments on display through april. you can offer your condolences to his family at the national museum of african art. it has a book on display and will be there until next week. if you can't make it today, you can post messages on the website. we will have more on nelson mandela's death later this hour. our web team collected statements on former presidents and you can read them on nbcwashington.com. tracking a storm that can bring us snow and ice this weekend. outside right now, rain is expected to last much of the day. amelia segal is here and joins us with the first midday forecast. good morning. >> the widespread rain moved in and it's here to stay through the evening hours. a wintry mix is likely on sunday. right now i'm tracking rain heavy in areas indicated by the yellows and oranges on storm team 4 radar in leesburg and portions of montgomery county. keep the rain jacket handy because there is much more rain that will continue to push through. not only the afternoon, but the evening as well. this could snow that evening commute. temperatures are in the 40s and low 50s. washington at 51. leesburg at 45. where you are at is where you are going to stay for the rest of the afternoon. inside the beltway, temperatures remain in the upper 40s. chilly, wet, and damp. on sunday snow and freezing rain will be found over the area. they are coming up in about ten minutes. >> see you in a few minutes, the first family will kickoff the holiday season with the 91st national christmas tree lighting. thousands expected to attend. megan is live with more on what you should know before you head downtown. >> good morning, barbara. what you need to know and what you need to bring. as you can see it is raining out here. we are expecting moderate chilly rain at the time that the concert gets under way. you want to bring rain gear. you are even allowed to bring an umbrella. take a look behind me. you can see the stage and hear the music. this is prerecorded because of the rain and the bad weather we are having. we don't have live performances going on at this moment. they have been out here tweaking things and we are expecting to see the acts get up on the stage soon. we talked to a few performers earlier and they say they are ready. rain rather than snow. but the holiday cheer still in abundance in this morning's rehearsal. it's a star studded lineup. this year's host -- >> speak of music -- >> jane lynch. among those performing, rolls royce. >> it's an honor for me. i think we are here to celebrate the holidays and celebrate life. >> the rainy weather will present challenges. >> the up right base and a banjo and guitar are very susceptible to the weather conditions. >> it's a once in a lifetime experience. >> a few months ago we were on "america's got talent" and we were normal guys and now we are on the bill with mariah cary and a reeth franklin and performing for the president and it's surreal. >> up there on the stage, about to rehearse is joshua bell and renee fleming and they will have time to go through the section of the show. if you are coming out tonight, you have to have a ticket. there is no just showing up and looking for standing room only like you could years ago. everything is ticketed. you have to be in your seat by 4:30. the show itself gets under way at 5:00. there is a preshow at 4:30. if you bring an umbrella and you are allowed, here's the deal. you cannot open the umbrella in your seat. if you feel the need to use it, you have to get up and walk to a designated area where you will be able to stand underneath your umbrella. the best bet is to wear rain gear. if you have a porchlgo or something with a hood, you can stay in your seat and enjoy the show. >> the tree lighting could make for a tough commute tonight. look at the streets that will be closed at 3:00 this afternoon. d.c. and u.s. park police will direct traffic away from 15th and 1235e7bth stree more than 3 bus routes could be delayed. bus stops will be closed in the tree lighting ceremony. new details about two scandals brewing right now. officer mark washington appeared in court yesterday. he is charged with taking nude photos of a 15-year-old girl while he was on duty. prosecutors say he found hundreds of pictures on his camera from crime scenes showing victims of domestic violence and naked girls. another officer is on desk duty being questioned about whether he gave washington a heads up that he was about to be arrested. a third officer is being investigated in connection with a possible prostitution ring involving teenage girls. he has not been changed at this time. right now the three companies hoping to build a casino in prince george's county are making a pitch to the committee. that committee is grilling the gaming companies at a hearing right now. mgm wants to build a casino and penn national gaming wants to build at rose croft raceway and greenwood racing is for a casino in port washington. we will find out the winning bid about two weeks from today. big gapes on wall street after an upbeat jobs report. the unemployment rate is at a five-year low we are learning. we are watching the weather. morning commutes from oklahoma to kansas have been tough after a winter storm hits. we will look at which areas can expect the most snow and ice. our 12 days of giving. today a look at how you can help a local organization that is helping veterans. stay with us. we'll be right back. . >>> at the news 4 live desk, we have new video as the world continues to mourn the death of else in an mandela. people who live in the community are going if to to a mandela statue outside the high commission, crying and laying flowers as well. during prayers today in tehran and iran, the leader and the cleric spoke of nelson mandela. that was the headline in roam as people were gathering for prayers. the pope released a statement and sent a telegram saying in part he hopes that the late president's example will inspire generations of south africans to put justice and the common good at the forefront. from india to australia all the way to russia. people are remembering nelson mandela and the impact he had on the communities around the globe. welcome back to you. >> the country's unemployment level dropped to the lowest level in years. they lowered the rate from 7.3 to 7%. the latest report said during the month of november, the country added more than 200,000 jobs, about 20,000 more than economists hoped for. we are getting a mixed look at the unemployment looks here in the area. "the washington post" said the jobless rate in washington area is well below the national average, however the unemployment rate rose in october. it ticked up slightly from 5.4 to 5.6%. experts believe the 16-day shut down contributed to that. the strongest growth came from the leisure and hospitality sector. hillary clinton is being honored and receiving the 2013 human rights prize. here's a live look at the event right now on capitol hill as we speak. the lantos foundation is honoring her for promoting human rights for women around the world. >> more than 1,000 flights have been canceled outside of dallas ft. worth because of the storm that issing right now and impacking more than just air travel. scenes like this played out over and over the midwest and in the south too. rain combined with freezing temperatures made driving difficult for drivers. dylan drier has more on this icy blast. >> the arctic blast moving across the nation is bringing a dangerous mix of snow and ice. overnight it brought near white out conditions, icy roads responsible for jackknife trucks and car accidents in oklahoma city. >> it's best to stay home. if you do get out prepare yourself you might have a slide off and it may take a while to get to you. >> over a dozen vehicles slid off the highway. how cold it was? cold enough to freeze this car door shut. >> for won't open. it's completely frozen. >> they ordered up additional vehicles to treat the roads. >> what would you people? >> drive careful and be aware of what's around you. >> freezing temperatures in the west are threatening the $2 billion citrus industry in central california. >> this is night two and we have a storm coming saturday morning which is probably going to bring snow to the valley floor. >> amelia segal joins us now and we have cold on the way. >> cold and rain and on sunday we will be dealing with a wintry mix for the rest of today. a chilly rain into the evening hours. i think the rain could impact the commute home. radar showing heavy activity now in fairfax through prince william county and heavier indicated by the yellows and oranges. now is a great day to download the weather ap. not only are we tracking rain today and you can see that on the ap, but as we continue to update the forecast of that wintry mix on sunday. as we take the picture out, you can see a lot of rain has to make its way through our area. again this rain continues not just into the afternoon hours, but the evening and afternoon hours. widespread rain heavy at times continues through the evening hours. you are planning ongoing to the national christmas tree lighting tonight, definitely bring the poncho. rain starts to come to an end overnight by saturday. it is going to be the calm before our next system moves in. temperatures right now in the 40s and 50s. 50 in camp springs and in washington. 45 in rockville and 45 in leesburg. wherever you are at is pretty much where you are going to remain for the rest of the afternoon hours. you might drop a couple of degrees. the temperatures have come down from this morning. let's talk about sunday. here we are in future weather. sunday morning it's dry and cloudy skies across the area. look at what starts to happen. snow starts to overspread the area that includes inside of the beltway. once the snow starts to head north, we start to see freezing rain moving in in the afternoon hours around 3:30 here on future weather. notice southern maryland seeing rain and northern maryland seeing a lot of snow. again as we work into the evening, freezing rain across the area. especially along this i-95 corridor and areas to the west. we think there will be ice in the areas. southern maryland is seeing the rain. temperatures continue to warm overnight. as temperatures warm, most areas see freezing rain transition over to all rain, but notice still pockets here back to the west continuing to see freezing rain. our biggest concern is going to be for areas west of the d.c. metro picking up snow and ice on top of that. here's the storm team four, four-day forecast. a high of 43 and sunday is that wintry mix that starts as snow and transitions to freezing rain during the late afternoon and evening hours and most areas see a change over to all rain overnight sunday into monday. that monday morning commute could be tricky for areas to the west of the district. a high temperature on monday of 48 degrees. for tuesday, a slight chance of lingering rain. wednesday we are cold, but finally dry with a high of 34. next time you see me, i will be talking about how much snow you could expect and how much ice you can expect. the preliminary amounts and again i will be talking about that outside. >> we are anxious to hear if it's going to stick. >> i think it will. >> we will talk about that coming up. >> changes could be coming to the mental health system and we continue the coverage on the death of nelson mandela. how the news reached members of his family. the extravagant gift for the coffee lover in your life. you will have a chance. first here's a look on nbcwashington.com. >>> one of the most coveted holiday items is going on sale at noon. the limited edition metal starbucks card will go on sale at guilt.com. only 1,000 were made. if you want one, be prepared to hand over $450. it has $400 ready to be spent. they made 5,000 cards all of which sold out in about six minutes. forget self control, science is to blame with why people can't turn down chocolate. in pisa, italy they found some people are hard wired to love the taste of chocolate. the reason is that for some people their brain's pleasure center is set into a state of euphoria when they eat chocolate. all other people's brains barely register the taste. tributes continue to pour in for nelson mandela. from the funeral a rangements to the street side memorials. how they're remembering the former leader. you can see all the color on radar. we will show you the radar and the latest timeline on when and what to expect in the weekend. you can look at the sky and see we have nasty weather out there. after the military. how a local organization is >> i cherish the idea of a new south africa where all south africans are equal. >> that was nelson mandela on april 27th, 1994. that was the day he was elected south africa's president. april 27th is now a national holiday there. today many south africans gathered outside mandela's home to mourn and celebrate the life of the man they call the father of their nation. >> the news was announced late south african time last night before midnight. many millions of south africans are waking up to the news that the father of this nation has passed away. hundreds of them are coming to the suburban mansion where he spent many of his final years. the mood here is not somber. there have been very few tears shed. we were coming to celebrate his life. to celebrate the lives they had been able to lead because of his sacrifice. >> he spent 27 years in prison. just to give to the people what freedom means. >> many of the people are wondering what happens now. we expect details later today of a lying in state and expect details of a barrier and we talked about a diplomat who is familiar with the plans that this might be perhaps the biggest burial of the former national leader since that of winston churchill. nbc news, johansburg. >> south africa's president is calling if are a day of reflection and prayer this sunday. a memorial service will be held on tuesday. mandela's body will lie in state at government buildings from wednesday to sunday. mandela will be laid to rest on sunday, december 15th. two of else in an mandela's daughters of their father's death while at a movie premier in london. they got a call during the screening of mandela long walk to freedom and they insisted on letting the movie finish before telling the crowd he had died. the audience included the duke and duchess of cambridge. he described the news as tragic. to learn more g to our website. we collected statements from leaders reflecting on his death. through this morning, virginia health officials say they plan to introduce new mental health protocols and comes after the state senator's son gus stabbed him before killing himself. he attacked his father after he was sent home from a facility because he couldn't find a room to treat him. the new policy will ensure that beds are available for people who pose a danger to themselves or to others. friends and family of nancy dunning, the late wife of former alexandria sheriff years after her death. mourners will gather in the dell rey neighborhood. she was shot to death in her home in 2003. the case remains open with a $100,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. her husband died in july of 2012. in less than an hour, people will gather at first baptist church for a memorial service to say goodbye to a radio one personality. she served as news and community affairs director until she died in a car next october. she was buried in north carolina last month. today we will look at a new smart phone ap designed to make it easier for you to speak up. police are unveiling a see something say something ap. you will be able to use your smart phone to report activity with a photo or a text. it comes with a public service announcement that you can see in movie theaters starting today. today a change in command at the top of the u.s. police. the chief is acting and they assume the role after being commander of the homeland security division. he has been with the park police since 1991. maclanc back now to the winter weather headed in our direction. let's go to amelia segal with the latest on our forecast. >> a steady moderate rain outside the studios here and the chill is in the air. temperatures right now generally in the upper 40s across the area. that's where we will be for the rest of the afternoon hours. we fall to a low of 37. heavy rape back into fairfax and prince william counties that will make its way through the district over the next 30 minutes and we will see rain this evening. these are preliminary numbers. veronica johnson will be in at 4:00 followed by doug at 5:00 and 6:00. continuing to update these numbers. this is an evolving system on monday. here's what storm team 4 is thinking. the d.c. metro could see a dusting to an inch of snow. there is back to the west a dusting to two inches. snow then changes over to freezing rain. minor icing is possible in washington, articling and through fairfax and northern prince georges and southern montgomery county. significant icing is possible into sunday night in areas like loudoun and northern prince willm portions of montgomery and frederick through washington county. this icing could cause power outages and bringing down limbs and trees and like i said, we will be updating this evolving system later today. a good idea not to download the weather ap, but follow the meteorologists on twitter as we head into the weekend. next time you see me, we will look at the next seven days. >> sounds like it's really raining. a heads up with track work on all lines. the arlington station closes tonight at 10 and stays closed all weekend. if you are riding the b line, you could take a bus. meanwhile work could have you waiting up to 20 minutes. everything should be back to normal by monday morning. in less than 24 hours, you will have new transportation options. for the first time, marc will offer service. it will cost $7 to travel from union station to station in baltimore. $6 from union station to bwi airport and $5 to go to o donton. weekly and monthly passes will be accepted. today is our second day of our 12 days of giving. even day we are spotlighting a different organization in our area that is making a difference. we are talking about the business and professional foundation and what they do. thank you both for coming. >> good morning. >> the foundation does a lot for all women, but tell us what they are doing for veterans. >> sure. as you mentioned, business and professional women's foundation is about 100 years old facilitating women in the workplace. older women and chronic illness. this program joining forces is under two years old. serves women veterans and military and spouses and care givers of wounded warriors. connectioning them with volunteer mentors and resources on a high touch website to help facilitate the transition. >>> you a veteran? >> no, my husband is a veteran. i'm a military spouse. >> how are they helping you? >> i got involved in september of 2013. we moved to the area a few months prior when my husband left active duty military and joined the reserves. we didn't know many people in the community. when i was looking for a job, i didn't have that local knowledge and personal relationships that are so important. that's why i was excited to work with the mentor from the area. >> how did you find them? >> i was connected to the business and professional women's foundation through someone i knew at the military officer's association of america. >> that's one way. other ways people can find and you how can we be of help? >> absolutely. we partner with about 60 organizations, some of whom serve veterans and spouses and some are women's organization. they are connections. our website joying forces is a way anybody can find us and yes, we are looking for anyone and everyone to help us witho outreach. if you, the department the labor are all helping us and we are part of the white house joining forces. >> are you looking for mentors? >> we are looking for mentors and to reach out to women veterans and veteran spouses and care givers are wounded warriors who are earth actively looking to help them find jobs, isolate careers and find better jobs or know that at one point they need to move in that direction and look to get a jump-start. they are mentoring plus.org. we are looking for those women and looking for volunteer working women who can help us. this is the program that is entirely working women and helping women work. we are looking for companies and partners. >> fantastic and hopefully people are listening and need your help or want to help. thank you for coming. thanks so much. >> thank you. we want to tell you that you can logon to our nbc washington website to help business and professional women's foundation. you could be paying less for cell phone service. the company offering a deal this weekend. plus a civil war exhibit that is bringing history to life. stay with us. >>> happening today, people across the country will cross their fingers and checking their tickets. the $291 million mega millions will happen at 1:00 tonight. if there is not a winner tonight, the jackpot will roll over bringing the pot up to about $330 million. this morning a new study shows eating healthy does not mean you are eating cheap. they looked at the prices of fruits, fish and nuts and compared them to processed foods and meats and processed grains. a day's worth of a healthy diet cost about 1.50 more a day than the less healthy meals per day. offsetting the costs would benefit the health care system. you will be able to lower the cost of your cell phone bill if you are on at&t, you can switch to a cheaper data plan if you bring in your old phone. you pay up front in exchange for saving a few dollars on your bill. it will save you about $15 a month. a positive reaction to the jobs report on wall street. let's get the latest from hampton pearson. tell us about that. >> for looks like wall street and main street have a stronger than expected report. the dow is up. employers added 203,000 jobs? november. the unemployment rate fell to 7%. both headline numbers were better than economists and analysts predicted and a lot of those were high paying jobs in seccors like manufacturing and construction. more than 377,000 furloughed federal government workers returned to work last month and the total number of persons employed overall increased by 818,000, the biggest monthly gain in 29 years. so says the labor department. just in time for christmas, the commerce department said consumers increased spending starting in october even though wages and salaries barely increased. consumer spending that beings for 70 percent per of activity increased in october and 1.4% for the that just ended. that is the latest data available even though income and personal savings decreased. they are buying cars and big screen tvs like clothing. we got data that the economy grew at the 3.6% rate and there was a drop in unemployment claims. it all adds up and the data showing that the economy appearing to be getting stronger and some believe it can with stand the federal reserve. >> good news and thanks a lot. >> absolutely. >> it with pride is a new exhibit opening right now at the national gallery of art. it tells about the volunteer infantry. it was one of the first official african-american units. the gallery produced a play called forward 54. here to talk about it is the play right. good morning. you brought with you a dad low. that will come to in a moment. we won't ask them to speak. they are part of this wonderful program. i looked over the materials you have and it's unbelievable. tell us about what you wrote. >> this compliments the exhibit what is commissioned by the education division. it brings the story to through the eyes of the four characters. one is a young drummer boy and com shaw himself. he led the regimen and usy sing taylor. >> when i look through the book that they produced for this exhibition, i was moved by the photographs of some of the black soldiers in the civil war with the massachusetts regimen. it was moving and that must have been what inspired you. >> summer and the ultimate inspiration is the sculpture by august us. the shaw memorial that celebrates the wonderful heroes. >> let's take a look at what they are ing ing to doing on th stage. >> the sneers and pitying remarks. look at the perfect triumph of today. i see you on balcony as we pass. adieu. >> my eyes look deep when our parade passes colonel shaw's house. i see colonel shaw seated on his horse, straight as a flag pole. we march on a tree-lined street where his mama, daddy and sister and new wife stand. colonel shaw raises his sword and kisses it. funny salute. feels like he is saying goodbye for a long time. his sisters are crying, but his mama just waves. >> watch over those boys. >> father abraham has smoken and the message has been sent ♪ ♪ then out the prisoners went as we go marching on ♪ ♪ glory glory hallelujah ♪ glory glory hallelujah ♪ glory glory hallelujah as we go marching on ♪ >> beautiful. absolutely wonderful. i can't wait to see it at the national gallery. thank you all. to see this exhibit and play, you can see it saturday the seventh at 1:30 and 3:00 at the national gallery. it is now 11 time 52. it will be an important time to keep the date. you will want to know what happened. storm team 4's amelia seggal will be back with what we can expect this weekend. . >>> at the news 4 live desk, we are learning that president and mrs. obama will travel to south africa next week for the memorial events for nelson mandela. the first major events for wednesday. we don't have the exact schedule yet, but set for wednesday at the 90,000 seat stadium there. the president will go there and stay for the funeral service on sunday as well in south africa. that's the latest from the live desk. >> we will also learn more about plans to honor nelson mandela here in the u.s. we expect him to talk about 90 minutes from now. you see his statement live on nbcwashington.com. the committee that deciding where a casino will go is hearing from the three companies competing for the game license. the committee is holding a hearing right now in annapolis. prince georges count you bureau chief is there and and we will have the latest this afternoon. >> the first family will flip the switch for the lighting of the national christmas tree. this is video of this morning's rehearsal, actress and comedian jane lynch is hosting and the preshow begins at 4:30. look for live coverage at 5:00 and 6:00 and on our website as well. what kind of weather will we have tonight? >> rain for the evening hours. a chilly rain will be in the 40s and a low of 37. for tomorrow, you have should go to do outside, do it tomorrow. you want to get the groceries tonight. hold off until sunday and do it tomorrow. a high of 43. for sunday, snow looks like the late morning and midday hours and transition to all rain overnight into sunday. the biggest concern will be the freezing rain. especially for areas like frederick county and maryland. northern prince william counties. portions of western montgomery county, veronica jackson will be updating the forecast. >> we will warned. that's the news for today and this week. tune in tonight at 4, 5, 6, and 11:00. hope you plan to join us then. until then, have a great day and a terrific weekend and see you on monday. . >> how cool is that. celebrating. it was freedom and resilience. nelson mandela remembered in his home country and throughout the world. welcome to "access hollywood live". >> i love seeing this this is what it should be. a great celebration. life well lived. meaningful life. i like the celebration factor. >> i was feeling it last
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[laughter] i can't believe this is the same room. >> the couch! >> it looks different. it looks like a grown-up room. >> and it continues. ,ou can enjoy your backyard spend time with your family -- >> see the kids. >> we all fit on your new catch. do you kids love it? all: yes. >> it is perfect. >> thank you so much. >> you are very welcome. >> i think i could use a space like that. what room in your house would you want to revamp? join our facebook family and let us know. if you missed something on today's show or want to see these fabulous homes again, head toopenhousetv.com. thanks for stopping in. i am sara go >>> this sunday, nelson mandela, a special "meet the press" a special in-depth look at a world leader whose course and determination changed the course of world events. >> his journey from a prison to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. >> his enduring power is that he showed us that there is true freedom and forgiveness. >> a look at mandela's life, his effect on u.s. politics and policy and how he handled controversy and criticism, all part of his enduring legacy. among my guests today, my colleague nbc news special correspondent tom brokaw, civil rights leader, the reverend jesse jackson and nbc news correspondent harry smith talks to author and poet maya angelou as she mourns a good friend. >> that's what he's brought, deliverance from ignorance. >> i'm david gregory. all of that ahead on "meet the press" from new york this morning, sunday, december 8th. . >> i'll have all that ahead on "meet the press," sunday, december 8. >>> the world's longest running television program, this is "meet the press." >>> and good sunday morning. it is a day of prayer and reflection in south africa as the nation mourns its former president, nelson mandela. flags are also at half staff at the white house this morning. president obama and the first lady will be going to south africa on tuesday. and former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be going to south africa this week. nelson mandela will be laid to rest this week. charlene hunter-gault who worked for npr during nelson mandela's presidency, and from new york, special correspondent tom brokaw. here is tom back in 1990 interviewing nelson mandela after he was released from prison. it's a great photo. the reverend jesse jackson is here, one of the first people to greet mandela after he was released from prison. what a great day that was. we'll talk about it. and he wrote a book entitled "mandela's way." and charles ogletree who marched for mandela's freedom and subsequently met with him several times. welcome to all of you. it's a great privilege to have this conversation. i want to begin in south africa with charlene hunter-gault and have her set the scene with this national period of mourning and reflection and celebration. good morning, charlene. >> reporter: right now, david, it is pouring down rain, and in south africa rain is a sign of good for tutune, so maybe it is honor of mandela. up until this moment, people have been dancing in the streets, they've been singing songs, they've been recalling aspects of nelson mandela's health, and we're near his house where i first interviewed him when he got out of prison. so this is not a sad time, even though there are tears she had from time to time, but south africa adored the world that mandela created, and they are celebrating his life in every possible way that you could think of, including dancing in the streets. >> which is good to see. well, charlene, you'll be with us. it's kind of loud where you are and you'll be joining our conversation. tom brokaw, i want to talk about the man. it is unusual to speak of a major politician which, after all, is what he was, a revolutionary, a prisoner and a politician. but we speak of him in terms of personal virtue. they seem to loom largest. >> it was a perfect combination of a man who has suffered, learned from his suffering and had a vision of what he wanted for his entire country, and then had that wonderful user-friendly personality in which everyone felt connected to him in some fashion. i've been thirnking a lot about him since his death, how it resonated not just in south africa but around the world. we are in need of someone with those qualities. the people who remember john kennedy, he was similar. remembering ronald reagan, he had a lot of the same qualities. at the center of those qualities was a strong vision about what they wanted that would be good for everyone. >> and reverend jackson, you go back to that seminole moment in 1964 when he's on trial, that speech in the dock that mandela gave. he said, i have the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons will live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. it is an ideal for which i hope to live for and to see realized. but, my lord, if it needs be, it is an ideal for which i am prepared to die. >> well, he was shaped by persecution and internal will and dignity, and he did not internalize the system. to that extent, he was gracious because of victory. he won the battle over skin color apartheid and political right to vote and legal apartheid and national world opinion. he had a choice at that point to choose revenge or reconciliation. he chose reconciliation as a victor over that system. >> we'll talk about reconciliation because it is a lasting legacy over his political life. >> at that moment if he had chosen revenge, then you would have had a bloodshed. he chose to go forth by a kind of hope and not by fear. those are choices the man made. >> rick stengel, we talk about some of these other choices. in prison -- and you've written about this -- that he would suppre suppress emotion. the incredible story tom was relating oert night with brian on nightly news, hearing about the death of his son. he's in prison. he's refused to go to his funeral. and he also had to live with the fact that his son never forgave him for basically putting his political career and the country in front of his own family. >> i asked walter susulu, he was his mentor, and i said, walter, did he show any emotion? and he said, obviously i knew he had all this emotion, but he didn't show it. prison was a crucible that steeled him. he was a compassionate man, and prison just made him never show that emotion. i asked him, what is the difference between the man who went in and the man who came out? he said, i came out mature. >> they bring in some south african journalist to try to demonstrate that, in fact, conditions there were more humane than people thought, and there was an image taken of mandela, and he refuses to speak to reporters. he is the stoic prisoner, always calculating about how he would be viewed on the outside and what his own leadership goals were. >> that's exactly right. he was deteriorating in 27 years in prison, but he never showed that. he was a man of strength, of resolve, of faith. and he was not a bitter man, as reverend jackson said. he really wanted to make sure that people understood that he's paying the cost of freedom against apartheid, and he paid that cost for 27 years in prison. he died with some of the illnesses that he achieved -- occurred when he was in prison, but the reality is that this great man, 95 years old, left a legacy of struggle and freedom, and we have to follow that. >> jesse jackson, describe the moment when he's released. what was that like for him? >> we anticipated he would be set free soon, so i went to meet with mrs. thatcher and britain would not break from that system. america barely broke, so that was a high anticipation on how he would respond. he walked into the room at the back of the hall in cape town and said, freedom fighter, i was calling for god. he had been watching the campaigns on television, very current, very up to date, and was just warm, and in addition to the speech he gave, it must have been that he knew every name in the room and he came out with his feet on the ground. it was one of the biggest moments in his life. >> tom, you interviewed him right after he had been released. we have a portion of that. i want to show that and have you reflect on it. >> what did you most want to see in the outside world all those years that you were in prison? >> a host of things. i can't even count them. the very question of being outside and being able to do what you like, to see the changes that have taken place, the changes that we have seen on television, we have listened to, you know, on the radio. even though they are not the basic changes that we demand, nevertheless, south africa has changed considerably from the time i went to jail, and i wanted to see those changes. >> everyone agrees that prison did help shape him and mature him, and people who were there with him said the same thing. what was so striking to me when i first saw him, and reverend jackson and i talked about this earlier, the only image we had of him before he was released was that ancient black and white photograph when he was very militant, so when he stepped out, this tall, elegant man, completely composed, knowing the people that were in the room with him, completely at ease when we show up with our television cameras, which he had not had any exposure to, the sound man had one of those big boom microphones with a fuzzy thing over it for wind protection. and i said, you have to understand this is not a weapon, it's a microphone. and he said, i thought they were getting the shotguns out for me again. that's why we were laughing there. it's that quality he brought to the public stage. think about the lives that he had. he was shaped by the royalty of his tribal beginnings, then he became militant. he was a warrior who represented the poor. he goes to prison, comes out, and now he is being celebrated as one of the great leaders of the 20th century. i would hope other leaders, not just in africa, but around the world would take a lesson from all of this. >> he leveraged his suffering and world a claim to bring down that system. he could have gotten out early on personal assurance. he used the world opinion to demand that apartheid end, that you could have the right to vote, that you could have the right to work. then he led the election. he didn't just leave, circumstances change. the freedom of that change with global opinion. >> i was in college when he was freed, rick, and you have this sense, especially looking back historically, that he's released and all is well. and that was the opposite of actually what was the case. when chris hani was an anc leader, was murdered, that was a seminole moment. you talked about when then mandela goes to f.w. de klerk and says, you have to stop this or virtually everything will go off the rails. >> and he went on television in south africa that night rather than de klerk ask showed that he was the father of the nation. as you know, i was with him when his father was murdered. we were in kuno, had just taken an early morning walk, the phone rang and he picked it up and got the news. he was on the phone for about 15 minutes, his expression never changed. he put down the phone and turned to me with a little ex aspiration and said, man, where is our porridge? he was so calm in a crisis and then he rose to that. he said that was when south africa was on the knife edge of a civil war. that was one of the most perilous moments of modern history. and he presided over the fact that they would repair themselves. >> charlene gault is with us in south africa. i want to show over the years of how mandela was featured, and that international claim that reverend jackson spoke about over the years that was used so wisely as he was heralded for those political ends in that country. >> reporter: are you asking me a question? >> i was just talking about the international acclaim that he used, as reverend jackson suggested, toward great political ends in south africa. i just wanted to get you into the conversation. >> reporter: oh, i see. yes, i was with him when he first got out of prison and then when he first came to the united states where there was just almost universal approval of him and everybody wanted to see him. but i think what we also have to remember, and i was reminded of this, i had a piece remembering him in the new yorker this week, and i was shocked at some of the awful comments that followed, so while we have a man who is almost universally loved, i think the lesson of his life tells us he spent 27 years in prison trying to bring about harmony and racial reconciliation, and i think that's what we need to be talking about today, what of his lessons and what of his fortitude and single-mindedness do we need to be embracing, because every now and then, there is a reminder that things aren't perfect. but i think this celebration of him is almost universal, but we still have some naysayers out there and i think we still have some people we have to work on. >> charlene, that's a perfect segue to what i want to talk about when we come back after this commercial break. i thank you very much for your time this morning and we'll continue to watch your reporting from south africa. we'll come back with the rest of our group in just a minute on "meet the press." nelson mandela, the leadership lessons he taught. but also how he handled those moments of vulnerability in his personal life. >> we know why we're here. ♪ to connect our forces to what they need, when they need it. ♪ to help troops see danger, before it sees them. ♪ to answer the call of the brave and bring them safely home. 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to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. this morning on "meet the press" talking about the legacy and the lessons of nelson mandela. charles overtree is in boston with us this morning. professor, the modern influence that he has had. you think about president obama who meets him, and we have the pictures of it back in 2005. he's still a senator, and mandela had been encouraged to meet with this rising star in the democratic party, and this was their only meeting at the four seasons hotel in washington, the president reflecting on the life and times of mandela from the white house on thursday. >> i'm one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> and it's interesting, he being too young for the civil rights era, reverend jackson, but first to charles ogletree, this was the connection point was apartheid. this was the inspiration nelson mandela, who he could experience realtime, the joy of that deliverance realtime. >> that's exactly right. i was a student at stanford when i heard the movement about divestment from south africa in 1972. in 1971, barack obama was only ten years old so he was very young and never able to appreciate that. what i want to make clear, though, we shouldn't call him militant, we shouldn't call him a terrorist, he's a patriot. he's just like the patriots fighting here many, many centuries ago for equality. and that's what he was. he was a patriot who tried to make sure that his country where he was born, where he controlled would recognize the fact that the majority of people who were african were suppressed by the minority of people who were white, and that has to be changed. he is a patriot who did a great deal in his 27 years in prison and did a great deal as president and continues to have that legacy as a patriot. i am a south african. i am an african, as he said when he got his honorary degree from harvard in 1998. that became a watershed moment of him recognizing who he was, what he was and who he's speaking for. >> but to all of you here in new york, it wasn't just that personal grace that allows him to say, i want to make a decision to forgive after he had succeeded. but there is a great deal of political pressure to, quote, unquote, not sell out to the national government at the time which he had to resist and say, look, i've got a long view here, and to whites as well. >> you have to separate his career from dr. king's career. we were in apartheid in 1965, which was the right to vote. in almost 30 years we had a lead jump on that right to vote and used that vote to empower allies in south africa. going against our own government's policy, i thought the u.s. partnership and britain with south africa would help prop that system up. yet he came out seeing what his options were, and he knew that for giving a forgiving and redeeming had more value than retaliation and revenge. and even today, while we won the apartheid battle against skin apartheid, the apartheid that remains, the apartheid gaps in poverty and elt cahealth care a education, we're still in it but it's just changed phases. >> one of the things that has to change, and one of the things professor ogletree said about him being a patriot, it is a much different world then than it is now. the great cold war was on at that time and the south african government was aligned with the united states. and people who were seeing that struggle were seeing the south african government as an ally of the united states and not paying enough attention to the big human rights issues. but the big issue going forward now is president zuma in south africa now and does he get the lessons from the life and leadership of president mandela and other leaders in africa, and not just that continent but around the world that they can take something away from that. there are not going to be a lot of people dancing in the streets because they're mourning the loss of mugabwe, for example, next door, but i hope the lesson this week and the days to come, that people will see the real value of the kind of leadership that was not self-centered and it was not based on division but on unification. >> i do want to chime in on this. there was a great difference between nelson mandela and dr. king, which i'll get to in one second. our two countries were going on divergent paths. apartheid is not that old. it came in in 1948 with the national party. at the same time, america was moving toward civil rights, toward the -- brown versus the board of education was a few years later. he realized south africa was on the wrong side of history. but he also realized, when he came out, he had to repair the breach. part of the reason he never showed his bitterness, which he did have, was that he knew he had to reconcile white and black for a new south africa. the white's business center was the engine of prosperity for africa. south africa couldn't survive without them, he knew that. and that was one reason he never showed the anger or bitterness. >> the 1986 decision for apartheid here laid the ground work for the apartheid decision there. we had to fight that same system that dr. king started in '63, mandela got out and there was the right to vote, and they had to get this commerce to declare sanctions very reluctant against our system. but the impetus to free that system came from the civil rights struggle on policy. and to think, david, he got off the terrorist list in 2008. think about that. >> he had sort of lingered there. >> he got off the perish list by george bush at the communists' urging in 2008. >> we talk about the mandela legacy and he's often compared, as we said, to dr. king, to ghandi. but those two were killed much earlier in their lives before they could see the fruits of that struggle. mandela stands alone in that regard, doesn't he? >> in many respects. but let me just say this, i think it makes sense, david. when you think about ghandi, both mandela and king learned from ghandi his whole commitment as a lawyer to non-violence. that became king's legacy in his short 39 years of life, it became nelson man dailydela's l in his 95 years of life. king freed a nation and reverend jackson talked about the 1965 civil rights act, the 1968 voting rights act, the '68 fair housing act. the world changed and he changed with it. we have to lift this great man up for what he's done and what we'll do in the 20th century. >> quick point, rick. >> he drew a distinction between king and ghandi and himself. what he said to me once was he said for king and ghandi, non-violence was a principal. for me it was only a tactic. a few years later he started his way, which was the military wing for the anc because non-violence wasn't working for the anc. >> when we last met two years ago, i asked about when they captured him, and i said, explain. he said, well, actually, i think i'm kind of glad i got arrested at that point. i said, why? he said, we've been targeting installations. we were targeting schools. i would rather spend 27 years in prison than have the blood on my hands of children in schools. >> thank you, professor ogletree. tom, you'll stay with us here. how mandela affected politics in the u.s. our roundtable looks at ending apartheid and how he became the official congress in washington during the efforts to force his release from prison. >> what we're interested in doing is achieving the political objectives that president tutu has talked about, freeing nelson mandela. >> our roundtable, tom over the next 40 years the united states population is going to grow by over 90 million people, and almost all that growth is ing to be in cities. what's the healthiest and best way for them to grow so that they really become cauldrons of prosperity and cities of opportunity? what we have found is that if that family 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there's zero chance of that happening. avo: when you work with a schwab financial consultant, you'll get the guidance you need with the control you want. talk to us today. >>> "meet the press" is back with our political roundtable. here this morning, tom brokaw, al sharpton, paul gigoe and katty kay. now, david gregory. >> we're back from new york. the reverend al sharpton sheer. your book is out now called "the rejected stone." congratulations on that. i want to talk to the group about not really the other side of mandela, just his historical context. he celebrated in death, he celebrated in life, but there is a more divided view on mandela in the anc. senator kennedy on this program back in '86 talking about the push of economic sanctions against south africa when there was political disagreement about that, and indeed, reagan didn't agree. here was senator kennedy in '86. >> what we're interested in doing is achieving the political objectives that desmond tutu has talked about, freeing mandela, freeing detainees. hopefully in the meantime we might get some international group who can go to south africa and look at the 8 to 10,000 detainees, some of whom have been reported beaten to death in the south african prisons. >> tom, this was a different time. cold war is what holds sway over our views. >> first of all, talk about south africa and the real consequences of apartheid. it was an unspeakable policy they had going. i was in south africa at that time, and an african who grew up in south africa, a person of color, had virtually no rights. not the sidewalk they walked on, certainly they couldn't vote. the law enforcement was directed right at them, the beatings that went on was certainly awful at that time. currently we had growing in the world the liberation movement. the soviet union collapsed in 1989, we had the rise of poland, you had the velvet revolution going on czechoslovakia. china was beginning to change but they had economic movement like never before, so south africa was really at the tail end of liberating people, not only people of color. that gave idea to nelson mandela stepping out on the stage and being who he was. he just didn't measure up, he exceeded everyone's expectations. >> paul gigoe, for a lot of conservatives at the time, including the reagan administration, they looked somewhat askance at mandela. you wrote the following: the bulk of his adult life, nelson mandela was a failed marxist revolutionary and leftist icon. then in his seventies, he had the chance to govern. he chose national reconciliation over reprizal. but it was that formal piece. >> it was before the communist berlin wall fell, and we were still in a cold war. and there was that debate over communism and there were people within the african national congress who were communists and were associated with the soviet union. and that is the context in which the debate here unfolded at that time. but in the end, i think, that doesn't diminish mandela's legacy, that enhances it, because he transcended that when he left, when he got out of jail, and what could have been a bloody revolutionary scenario which sank in with so many revolutions after the cold war, it did not because of his leadership. >> there was this debate, and certainly so many americans were part of it who were protesting on college campuses saying this is the pressure that must be brought to bear. we have this in the modern context with iran. why is iran negotiating about nuclear weapons? because they're in such economic turmoil. but this was not a unified view between left and right about how to presssouth africa. >> there was a real battle in this country. so when rand robinson and maxine waters and reverend jackson led that fight, as tom knows, i grew up a student of them. they were attacked for supporting communism. let's remember, the anc that he refers to, they were pursuing freedom. many of the communist nations embraced them, this country did not. it was not like they were born marxist, they were born people seeking to be free. some of the marxist nation either genuinely or in a self-interest way tried to embrace that. this country did not and fought that and denounced them and denigrated them. and i think for us now to sugarcoat that is a betrayal of history. we chose sides. we chose the wrong side. people in this country turned us around toward the right side. that set the stage for mandela to evolve. but if you're drowning and someone throws you your raft to get out, you don't call them a rafter, you call yourself the one that's trying to stop from drowning. those are the ones that threw the raft in south africa for freedom fighters. >> i think you have to put the african national liberation movements in the global context of the struggle against communism. as the reverend said, they were supported by the soviet union, they were funded by the soviet union, they were one of the fault lines in the cold war. and there was a real fear in this country and in great britain. margaret thatcher also opposed sanctions in south africa, that you could lose southern africa and go to mozambique, and they would all lose parts of the nation. and all we knew about mandela before he went into prison was that he had joined the communists at one point, that he had been the leader in the violent struggle against the apartheid regime. and the real genius, political genius of mandela was that he came out of prison and saw that the policies he had espoused before he sbiwent into prison w no longer effective. >> everyone agreed that apartheid was odious. the agreement was how best to pursue the breakdown. after the sanctions debate, president reagan picked an ambassador, edward perkins to south africa, who was a black american, who arg uld fued for release of mandela. and, in fact, he may have had significant influence in releasing him. >> but let's be clear, reagan vetoed -- supported veto on bills, reagan denounced mandela, called him names. he evolved after a protest movement here turned the tone and public opinion. but let's not act like reagan was a major supporter of mandela and the anti-apartheid movement. it's just not true. >> this came up in 2000 when dick cheney was nominated to be the vice presidential candidate. and he was asked on this program by tim russert about opposing even a resolution to call for mandela's being freed. this is what cheney said then. >> well, certainly i would have loved to have nelson mandela released. i don't know anybody who was sffor keeping him in prison. again, this was a resolution of the american congress, so it wasn't as though if we passed it he was going to be let out of prison. it had another provision. it required the recognition of the anc, which at the time advocated violence in south africa. my recollection is the reagan administration opposed it and i supported the administration. >> tom? >> everything was happening at warp speed. that's one of the things you have to remember. we were going from the pitch cold war to these extraordinary changes that were going on not just behind the soviet union but in the satellite states as well. then in south africa, you had the additional pressure, as reverend sharpton points out, that grew really in a generational way in this country. the college campuses were critically important about what was going on. so that was beginning to rise. and the reagan administration obviously had a very strong anti-communist line, and you see that reflected in what former vice president dick cheney is talking about. so it's very hard to say in a kind of physics formula way, x minus y and you're going to end up with z. because it was very dynamic in terms of the situation. reagan eventually did begin to talk about constructive engagement. at the united nation he said it was time for mandela to be released. but was he enthusiastic about it when he first took office? not by any stretch. but there was a lot about what we didn't know about what was likely to happen. certainly what i always think doesn't get enough attention, frankly, is the impact that mandela had on his captors, on f.w. de klerk who decided to release him. he knew it was going to be in the best long-term interest of the country. no one admired mandela more at the end of their relationship than f.w. de klerk did. he saw the kind of man they were dealing with and the interest he had for their country. >> we're going to take another break here. the roundtable will be back. but first, she said our planet has lost a friend. our harry smith talks with author and poet maya angelou about her enduring friendship with the inspirational leader. >> i thank him for coming, we thank him for teaching us, and >> i thank him for coming, we thank him for teaching us, and we ti'm beth...r and i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have me to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. where does the united states get most of its energy? 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africa and on the steps of the iembassy here n d.c. a tribute to the legacy of nelson mandela. >>> cops caught up in controversy. >> it's devastate for all of us. >> tonight, dc's police chief is talking about the scandal that's tarnished her department's reputation. >>> tonight, dangerous winter storms packing a one-two punch. the first round moved in today with a lot of rain. a second system will bring us snow and ice. there's already a winter storm watch in effect for this weekend. >>> from texas too new england, millions are impacted, february deaths have been blamed on the storm so far. ice and snow are are a major problem on the roads and highways with spin yous and accidents on highways in several states. in the air, thousands of flights have been canceled. it's not over yet. >> we have team coverage tonight. jackie bensen tells us how locals are preparing, but we begin with chief meteorologist doug kammerer who is tracking the system. >> the first system has been nothing but rain for us but it has been colder as we move through tonight. temperatures early this morning into the l
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in sports. >>> mourning continues in south africa. how nelson mandela was honored today. >>> we see rain and snow continuing to make the way across. sleet and freezing rain will pose big problems for early tomorrow morning. we will have the latest on our for all those who sleep too hot or too cool, and struggle to sleep comfortably together, now there's a solution. the company that individualized your comfort with the sleep number bed brings you sleep number dual temp, the revolutionary temperature-balancing layer with active air technology that works on any mattress brand, including yours. whether you sleep hot or cool, sleep number dual temp allows each of you to select your ideal temperature. so you can both sleep exactly the way you like, at your own perfect temperature. and there's only one ld you'll : a sleep number store, where this holiday season, the hottest sleep innovations make the coolest gifts, including sleep number dual temp. discover dual temp at one of our 425 sleep number stores nationwide. sleep number. comfort individualized. visit sleepnumber.com to find a slee
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4. >>> world leaders, athletes and artists are reflecting on the life of nelson mandela today. as we learn about services being planned in south africa. >> president obama and the first lady say they will travel there for the funeral. >> people of all ages, colors and creeds gathered outside his home in johannesburg. plans for the burial are about to take place. there will be a memorial tuesday. his burial sunday in his hometown. shomari stone is live from the embassy in southwest washington where the flow of visitors has been steady. >> reporter: indeed, the flow has been steady over the last 24 hours. a very sad day here, gloomy like the weather. let me move out the way. you can see the memorial here. this fence was in front of the statue yesterday, but now they moved the fence around the statue so people can drop off, you know, flowers and other things to pay tribute to nelson mandela. let's roll video. hundreds of people have stopped by dropping off candles, notes and photos to honor the former south african president and anti-apartheid leader. he spent 27 years in jail in his
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singing and dancing in emotional celebrations that continue outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. president obama will travel there to take part in events to honor his life. the country is planning a public memorial on tuesday. his burial takes place the following sunday. several memorial events are planned here in washington, including an official service next week at the national cathedral. shomari stone joins us live from the south african embassy in northwest washington with the latest from there. >> reporter: good evening. right now, i'm standing outside the embassy and i'm in front of the ten-foot statue of nelson mandela unveiled two months ago. let me move out the way. it continues to grow with the flowers and a lot of folks tell me they are concerned a lot of people aren't coming tonight due to the weather. it's worth mentioning folks are honoring the iconic life of nelson mandela. >> it's a -- gosh, i want to say a happy sad. >> reporter: she has mixed emotions at the south african embassy over the death of mandela. he died at 95 years old. >> i don't think
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south africa this morning to say good-bye to nelson mandela as president obama prepares to lead the u.s. delegation there. lester is live in soweto, south africa with the latest. >>> it's off. prince harry's race to the south pole canceled. that doesn't moon the royal is giving up on his mission to reach the bottom of the world today, sunday, december 8, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with lester holt live in soweto, south africa, and erica hill live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill alongside jenna wolfe and dylan dreyer. as we mentioned, lester holt is in soweto, south africa, where the official events to honor the life of nelson mandela are under way today. good morning, lester. >> reporter: good morning, erica. today was the official day of prayer and reflection. all that notwithstanding, it continues to be a day or a week of celebration of the life of nelson mandela. people here in the streets in soweto once again celebrating his life. we'll tell you about that. we'll tell
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mandela's legacy. >> reporter: mourners sing hymns honoring the life and legacy of nelson mandela at the south african embassy. people signed condolence books that read friends and relatives. they say he had compassion for humanity and made a sacrificed for the oppressed. spending a quarter of his life in prison for fighting against the apartheid. >> that was an even time. >> reporter: she signed her name. she is visiting d.c. from south africa. >> to see and know and experience a man with such love and compassion that can come out of prison after 27 years without any hatred. >> she along with hundreds of people pay respects leaving flowers, cards, candles and personal notes at the foot of the majestic mandela statue showing the iconic leader raise his fist for justice. >> i think that it's been tremendous. >> reporter: the outpouring of love from d.c., maryland, and virginia overwhelmed south african ambassador. >> what are you going to miss most about nelson mandela? >> his presence. we have not seen him governing or speaking but we have always been assured that he's with us. >> th
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nelson mandela's memorial service in johannesburg. ♪ >> tens of thousands of south africans of all backgrounds danced and sang and cried under a cold rain. they came to honor the man who changed the course of their country's history. an historic moment today as president obama, america's first black president, paid tribute to south africa's first black president there, calling him the last great liberator of the 20th century. >> it's tempting i think to remember nelson mandela as an icon, smiling and serene, but madiba himself strongly resisted such a lifeless portrait. i am not a saint, he said, unless you think i'm a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. >> one other moment of note, president obama unexpectedly shaking hands with cuban president raul castro, america's cold war rival. castro smiled during the handshake and said a few words. the relationship between the u.s. and cuba has thawed recently. >>> stay with news 4 for the very latest developments as the world prepares to say good-bye to nelson mandela. news 4's jim vance is traveling to south africa to cover the funeral
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on tuesday to pay their final respects to nelson mandela. they plan to attend a memorial in johannesburg at a stadium. the president will travel with former president george w. bush and laura on air force one. bill clinton and jimmy carter also plan to attend. the mandela family released their first statement since he passed away saying they've lost a great man. a son of the soil. here in d.c., a growing tribute outside the south african embassy in northwest. a steady stream of people have been coming since the news broke. one local d.c. resident said she was inspired by the former south african president and felt compelled to visit his statue. >> he was willing to give his life to what he believed in. he moved me. i had to be here. >> a memorial for mandela is being planned at the washington national cathedral on wednesday. >>> news 4 will have complete coverage as the world pays tribute to nelson mandela our. our own jim vance will also be in south africa next week. >>> an 85-year-old california man is home tonight after spending seven weeks as a prisoner in north korea. m
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remembering their former president, nelson mandela. these are live pictures from johannesburg this morning as people mark his death with a national day of prayer and reflection. places of worship around the country are celebrating his life. the 94-year-old died thursday and will be buried one week from today. >>> this morning, we now know that four of the five living u.s. presidents will head to south africa this week. former president jimmy carter says he will head to johannesburg this week. it comes after presidents barack obama, bill clinton and george w. bush have announced they will pay their respects. george h.w. bush is unable to go because of health issues. watch for live reports throughout the week as people around the world say good-bye to nelson mandela. >>> this morning, we're keeping close watch on that winter storm as it moves in. how it is forcing agencies like metro to change up their plan this is weekend. >>> another chance of snow in the seven-day forecast. we're coming back in a moment. [ male announcer ] you know what's so awesome about the internet? it gets more and more
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memorial is scheduled in d.c. for nelson mandela. word that everyone who wants to attend may not get that chance. >>> welcome to "first read minute." i'm mark mur. >> i am dommenico. >> reaching some type of budget agreement. >> pretty amazing. after four years or so of not having a budget, this divide congress might actually come up with one. we've seen a lot of this before, reminds me of lucy and the football and charlie brown and it is friday the 13th. you never know. >> are they the ones that would end up the type of deal? south africa to attend nelson mandela's funeral. >> president obama being the first black president of the united states, talked about how he admired man tella from afar. he remembers seeing him from his >>> right now, people in south africa are remembering their president as people mark his death with prayer. celebrating his life. the 94-year-old chied thursday and will be buried one week from today. here in washington you have a chance to attend a memorial service for nelson mandela. offering a limited number of tickets for wednesday morning's memorial service hel
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storm is moving east and we could feel the effects tomorrow. >>> plus, nelson mandela's family speaking out for the first time since his death. and a costly crime spree. see the damage done in one d.c. neighborhood. >>> good evening, i'm adam toss it's the calm before the storm. winter weather blasted the midwest from texas to tennessee. subfreezing temperatures, snow and ice and we're going to get hit with snow, sleet and freezing rain tomorrow. state highway crews already treating local roads. and warning people to avoid driving if possible. tonight we're on storm watch. da darsie spencer has more. >> this just in, a winter weather advisory has been issued for washington and areas of southern maryland. areas back to the west after a winter storm watch. now these weather alerts will begin tomorrow morning, and they're going to run through monday morning. the greatest concern with the system will be freezing rain it could lead to power outages, especially for areas to the west of the district if we can switch computers over to max 22 where i can show you the winter storm watch
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nelson mandela. it was an outpouring of love and gratitude for a man who sacrificed so much and inspired so many. news 4's tracie potts is in south africa. >> reporter: south africans believe this is one of the biggest gatherings ever of celebrities and world leaders. >> a great outpouring from all over the world. amazing. >> reporter: musicians, actors and 100 or more vips joined ordinary african citizens who sat in the rain for hours to be part of history here and at dozens of viewing sites all over the country. >> we came from our jobs and then we had to stop and then we had to take this opportunity for the last time. >> reporter: the stadium roared when president obama was first spotted in the audience. he made news shaking hands with cuban president raul castro, then took the stage to euligize mandela, describing him as a giant of history but human. >> he was not a bust made of march bell, he was a man of flesh and blood, a son and a husband, a father and a friend. while i will always fall short of madiba's example, he makes me want to be a better man. >> reporter: mandela'
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sending your photos and stay off the roads. >> vj, thanks so much. >>> life and legacy of nelson mandela. >>> "meet the press" moderator, david gregory, talks about mandela's impact. >>> more of this snowy weather. you saw the pictures coming in. chuck and veronica are fine tuning the forecast and getting the latest as the models come in. >> we are on facebook, on twitter >> live pictures this morning from johannesburg. the 94-year-old died thursday and will be buried one week from today. >> "meet the press" moderator david gregory is hosting this morning's show from new york city. he is joining us live now. good morning, david. >> good morning, angie. >> traveling to south africa to pay their respects to mandela, four u.s. presidents. how significant is their presence? >> it's a huge symbol of what he meant to america and the impact that he had not just on america but the rest of the world. it's been written about overnight and it's significant to say that unlike dr. martin luther king jr. or gandhi, mandela was able to live long enough. he wasn't killed. he was able to see the
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. do you realize what would happen in south africa had there not been a nelson mandela? it would be running in blood. not too long ago, they weren't allowed to lynch a man or a woman, so i don't think nelson mandela's death was in vain. his life was not. i will never be the same. we thank him for coming. we thank him for teaching us. and we thank him for loving us all. all. >> what a reflection. harry smith, your thoughts this morning. >> a redemptive morning to be able to spend it with maya angelou, but how eye-opening it was to be black and living in south africa. steve beko ends up getting pulled over by the cops in south africa. he's dead 24 hours later. you rick yosk your life just breathing and being black in south africa, and to see this man come out and talk about a teachable moment. >> thank you very much, harry smith. when we come back, we'll talk about other politics of the week. how did mandela's death overshadow president obama's push for obama care this week? plus, have we finally 6 children, 44 years... it's been a happy union. he does laundry, and i do the cleaning.
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nelson mandela in south africa. there was one gesture that almost stole the spotlight. >>> a local private tutor accused of taking advantage of one of his students. >>> and a look back at what we've been through in the last few hours today. here is a look at the ride through parts of prince george's county. stay with us, more winter storm coverage coming up on "news 4 at 5:00." >>> so doug, we're going to get more -- >> we've got a lot of puddles out there now. >> we're starting to see the temperatures go down. we're going to start to see really cold -- not only temperatures, but windchill over the next few days. by now, as cold as we've been over the past couple beweeks, t past month, you're probably ready. take a look towards russ tin town center, one of the areas that picked up about two to four inches, depending on where you were. we did see problems on the roads out there a little earlier. the main roads, dulles toll road looking pretty good. what a nice picture that is. the sun making its way down. sunset tonight is 4:46. we did see the snow come through. we timed the snow ve
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coming up in sports. >>> mourning continues in south africa. how nelson mandela was honored today. >>> we see rain and snow continuing to make the way across. sleet and freezing rain will pose big problems for early tomorrow morning. we will have the latest on our
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over the world are headed to south aftria to pay final respects to nelson mandela. they will be joined by former presidents carter, george w. bush, and bill clinton. the only other living u.s. president, george h.w. bush, has been in failing health and will not make that trip. and after the memorial mandela's body will lie in state for three days. his funeral is set for sunday. >>> a number of memorial events are planned in our area this week in honor of nelson mandela. on tuesday night a pyer vigil outside the south african embassy. the national cathedral will host the u.s. memorial on wednesday morning. there are a limited number of tickets available. we have a link on our website, nbcwashington.com, where you can apply for a seat. our jim vance will be traveling to the funeral. live reports from him here on nbc 4. >>> 4:26. d.c. gets a dose of winter weather. of right now it's ice that you have to worry about as you get ready this morning. we're taking a look at the trouble spots for you next. >>> and we are staying on top of a number of accidents as well as what you can expe
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